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January, Sunday

Ratings // Analytics

Position Heading Hits
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Turkmenistan looks to gas expansion

The authorities want to upgrade domestic & export infrastructure to make the country a major gas supplier.

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Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Italy show political will for EastMed gas pipe

The pipe still needs to secure buyers in Europe for its gas and companies prepared to invest in it.

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3

Bulgaria must do more to liberalise its energy markets

In 2017, the EC received a complaint from ClientEarth that Bulgaria handed 1.3 billionin illegal aid to coal-fired and power plants.

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4

Shell: Russian LNG can compete with North American projects despite challenges

Russian LNG is well positioned to compete with North American projects to reach new markets in Asia and the Atlantic Basin.

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5

Russia’s next oil boom is happening in the Arctic

Russia regards the Arctic as a strategic area where it is willing to invest significantly.

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Vietnam and Russia expand joint South China Sea gas projects

Vietnam and Russia are working closely together on gas projects in the South China Sea.

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Russian LNG is about to transform European gas markets

Russia has long been established as a crucial component of most European gas import portfolios.

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Russian energy minister: We avoided $25 oil with OPEC deal

The OPEC/non-OPEC production cut agreement has significantly benefited Russia’s budget.

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China, Russia and EU edge away from petrodollar

The exclusivity of the dollar as a vehicle for global crude oil trading is increasingly being challenged by other currencies.

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Analyst explains role of different countries in Turkish Stream

Gazprom announced plans to extend the Turkish Stream pipeline to Bulgaria, then Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia.

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Kazakhstan needs robust reforms to boost productivity and growth

Kazakhstan needs to boost productivity to reverse the slowdown in economic growth.

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Shale Gas Going Global An Interview With Dave Forest, geologist and formerly advised a worldwide client base on oil/gas, mining and renewable energy at Casey Research LLC.

Dave Forest and I are philosophically aligned. Dave writes "Pierce Points" everyday (and I read it every day) and he is a former Casey Energy newsletter editor. We've started sharing ideas and a key one for both of us is that we see huge shareholder wealth being created for oil and gas investors as the new technologies now used in North America - horizontal drilling and fracking - get exported around the world. Of course these technologies are 40 years old, but only in the last decade have they been perfected so they can get oil and gas out of shale rock.

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Kenyan Oil, Hot and Getting Hotter: Interview with Taipan's Maxwell Birley

Kenya has become the hottest oil and gas venue in East Africa since big discoveries were made in the country's virgin oilfields last April. All eyes are on Kenya in 2013 to see how quickly--and economically they can develop those discoveries into production.

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Japan to boost energy cooperation with Russia

Amid growing uncertainties on the oil market, Japan is looking to boost its energy cooperation with Russia.

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EU investors launch Central Asia’s largest solar plant in Kazakhstan

By 2023 Kazakhstan will produce over 3000 megawatts of electricity from renewable energy.

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Russia isn’t interested in joining new OPEC-led oil output cuts

 Russia prefers to stay out of any fresh oil production cuts led by OPEC’s leader Saudi Arabia.

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Experts: Tashkent looking closely to Transcaucasia

Developing its activity in the Central Asian region, Uzbekistan is beginning to enter the South Caucasus.

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The future of Yamal LNG in the Asia-Pacific market

Despite difficult permafrost conditions and financial limitations imposed by US sanctions, Yamal LNG was finished on time and on budget.

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Dispute escalates between Iran and Turkmenistan over gas debt

Turkmenistan will be taking Iran to the International Court over an energy deal that has gone sour after 20 years.

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The battle for natural gas dominance in Russia

It's no secret that Gazprom has been fending off challenges to its monopolist position as a natural gas exporter for some time now.

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